Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Banda Sea, 35 km northeast of Pura Island, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Thursday, July 4, 1991 at 12:30 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 68 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 67.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.142°S / 124.627°E↗ (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 8.142°N / 55.373°W↗
Nearest volcano: Sirung (68 km / 42 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
82 km (51 mi) NW of Maubara (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) WNW of Likisa (Timor-Leste) (pop: 19,000) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) NNW of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) WNW of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) NW of Maliana (Timor-Leste) (pop: 22,000) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) WNW of Aileu (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) N of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) N of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
252 km (157 mi) NNE of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
335 km (208 mi) ENE of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.3||68 km||Kepulauan Alor, Indonesia||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
- 05 Jul 1991 17:07 UTC| M 5.3 |29.6 km (18.4 mi) depth|23 km (14 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 04 Jul 1991 13:56 UTC| M 5.3 |19.3 km (12 mi) depth|11 km (7 mi) distance| USGS | Details